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EPALE

Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe

 
 

Non-formal and informal learning

At the end of the summer of 2019, the DIAL project comes to an end presenting not only the expected but also fruitful results with added value. The team has developed an active and demanded teaching platform, has organized pilot tests and actual trainings with the main target groups of the project. Furthermore, the project’s leading partner follows the example and makes first steps towards Senior University in Latvia. 

After the borders of the European Union opened, Lithuania has been seeing an increase in the number of black people arriving in Lithuania. It is no surprise in most of the major cities, especially, in Vilnius. However, the residents of remote smaller towns of Lithuania still find it unusual: they glare at such people and are not keen to accept them into their rural communities.

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Turkey Işbank, founded in 1924 by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, transformed its historic building in Ulus into a museum. The museum was named “Economic Independence Museum of  Turkey Işbank” within the framework of the vision of Atatürk, that military victories can only be sustained by economic victories.

The architect of the building, built in 1929, is Giulio Mongeri. The magnificent historic building which is among the landmarks of Ankara has been transformed into a modern museum. The museum opened on 2 May 2019.

As well as being a social event, the visit of museums allows “outdoor" learning through practical experiences for both children and adults. According to Griffin and Symington (1998), visitors can learn in museums through: 

(a) taking responsibility for learning, 

(b) active involvement in learning, 

(c) purposeful manipulating of objects, 

(d) making links between exhibits and ideas, 

(e) sharing learning with peers and experts, 

(f) showing confidence in learning by asking questions and explaining to peers, and 

The present century has brought significant changes for organisations and industries throughout the world. Such changes have been reflected in a new way of working and organising that differ from the traditional, being the newest more prone to risk-taking and innovative approaches. In this increasingly competitive and global business context, it has appeared a relatively new concept: intrapreneurship. 
The ever-increasing financialization and complexity requires financial literacy to be an integral part of the research agenda and of global policy making, in particular in the EU. SUCCEED's partnership was composed of expert educational organizations such as CONFORM (Italy), BICERO (Slovenia) and FUNIBER (Spain) and a wide range of business support organizations: a business incubator, The Hive(Italy) and many networks of enterprises such as SATEAN(Romania), Italian-Luxembourgish Chamber of Commerce (Luxembourg), RES and CBE (both from Belgium).

Communication has great significance in human life. Every day people communicate, share relevant information and convey their thoughts. Various communication methods can change human emotions, thoughts and even behaviour. In pursuit of successful social inclusion of people with mental disabilities the Jonava people with disabilities activity center together with partners from Iceland and Hungary is implementing the Erasmus+ international project “Communication is the path to integration“.

29 August 2019
by Viktorija Juškaitė
(lt)

Kaleidsocope training for migrant women was piloted in 2018-2019 in Finland, France, Italy and the UK. The particiapting women came from almost 30 different countries and more than half of them had a higher educational degree.

The results overall were very positive. In a nutsheel we found out that:

1 – The material was useful and empowering

2 – The material helps women during their first steps towards entrepreneurship and to understand their potential

3 – Women liked to share experiences and discuss

4 – These is a need of such courses in the society

A small team is the most important unit in working life. One needs many kinds of skills when working with different colleagues towards a common goal. Communications must be smooth. Everyone must be able to manage their own performance and some must also manage others. What kinds of skills are needed in this and how can one develop them?

Thursday 26 September 2019, Spain

Los dibujos de Miguel Delibes visitan el CEPA Escuelas Verdes de Santander

Exposición  Delibes ilustrador
El jueves 26 de septiembre se inaugura en el CEPA Escuelas Verdes la exposición “Miguel Delibes ilustrador. Los dibujos de El camino”, con la presencia de la consejera de Educación, Formación Profesional y Turismo del Gobierno de Cantabria, y la presidenta del Patronato de la Fundación Miguel Delibes, Dª Elisa Delibes de Castro, hija del escritor vallisoletano. La exposición permanecerá abierta al público en los pasillos del CEPA de Santander del 26 de septiembre al 30 de octubre de 2019.

In the context of the support to the setting up of a national system for Validation of non-formal and informal learning in North Macedonia, as a top priority of the political agenda for adult education in the period 2016 -2020, our Center supported the development of the document: “VNFIL in E

UNESCO’s education programmes help improve lives across the globe.

Since its origins, UNESCO has advocated  for expanded opportunities for women’s and  girls’ education. The Education 2030 Agenda  adds new impetus to ensure that both  get equal opportunities, in formal and  non-formal education.

Often, the concept and activities of Popular Education is considered as "French idea". Nevertheless, some researchers have wrote on it, trying to distinguish what is Non formal education or Adult education in comparison with Popular education.

This dossier shows different experiences from Finland, Italy, UK, Spain, Greece, France,.... The is a concordance of ideas, concepts and activities. Probably, the most important caracteristic is the idea of social transformation.

Knowledge in science have been treated as „serious“ and solid knowledge allowing to comprehend the basics and laws of natural world of physics, chemistry and biology and opening venues to prestigious professions in medicine or engineering.

Employment Challenges and Training Needs of Unemployed and Underemployed Higher Education Graduates in Europe (Findings from the Reboot Project). The publication is available in English with executive summaries in Finnish, French, and Greek on pages 9-17.

The project website: http://reboot-project.eu

It is a multilingual Learning Management System developed with the aim to equip learners with knowledge, abilities and skills that allow them to enter the entrepreneurial world, via Industry 4.0 and Drone Technology, in order to yield the related opportunities. It includes a course, trainer guidelines, evaluation tools and e-learning platform.

UIL has played an important role in the international Recognition, Validation and Accreditation of Non-formal and Informal Learning (RVA) agenda since 2004, when UNESCO’s General Conference entrusted UIL with conducting and dissemi-nating research and practice on RVA, on an international scale.

The overall purpose of the UIL RVA programme is to promote a society offering lifelong learning for all by emphasising the importance of both formal and non-formal learning in achieving Education for All goals, and building bridges between formal, non-formal and informal learning.

 

The Non-Formal Learning Handbook for Volunteers and Volunteering Organisations is an outcome of the project Volunteers at the Interface between Formal and Non-Formal Education. The main aims of this Erasmus+ Key Action 2 project have been to create synergies between formal and non-formal education, promote the use of non-formal, participatory learning methods in formal educational settings and thereby address the learning needs of children and youth, in particular young people at risk.

Giorgio Rosso's picture

Valorize NFIL Across Europe is an Erasmus plus KA2 Adult started in 2018.

STARTING NEEDS:

Council Recommendation of 20th December 2012 on the validation of non-formal and informal learning (NFIL) started an European common process the involved quite all UE countries.

Many researches put in evidence that this process shows 2 problems:

Ernesto VILLALBA GARCIA's picture

Everyone learns outside formal institutions, but the needs to validate non-formal and informal learning might be different for a migrant wanting to start working, a person that dropped out of school that wants to resume education or an employee that wants to improve its career prospects. Do we need different systems for each of those users? Can we just have one system that meets all their needs? 

Simon BROEK's picture

Do we actually learn more by formalising learning? There is a tendency to formalise learning. The most prominent development is the establishment of Qualifications Frameworks and Accreditation of Prior Learning systems. Both initiatives are based on the assumption that learning can be described in terms of learning outcomes.

Thinking in terms of learning outcomes is not a bad thing. As a proxy, it clarifies what people learn; it focuses the development of learning programmes; it allows recognition of prior learning against agreed standards.